Because someone has to fight for those who can’t.

For everyone whose life has been skipped over or written off, United Way of the National Capital Area fights for them. Because everyone deserves hope. Everyone deserves a chance. Everyone deserves respect.

How do we get there? By living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. Finding new solutions to old problems. Mobilizing the best resources. Inspiring individuals to tackle their most daunting social crises. And by making strategic investments that produce lasting results.

73% of D.C. students graduate on time - let's fight to make that 100%
area residents experience or are at risk of homelessness
of our region's residents are liquid asset poor

Our Community Commitment

Our five year Community Commitment Plan tackles complex, interconnected issues like school graduation, poverty, and poor health.

  • Our Community Commitment

    Improve the overall health of all those who live in the national capital area.

    How We're Doing This
  • Our Community Commitment

    Prepare 12,000 students to transition to high school performing at grade level and on track to succeed by June 2020.

    How We're Doing This
  • Our Community Commitment

    Provide 100,000 residents with services that remove barriers to financial stability and affordable housing by June 2020.

    How We're Doing This

In 2016, UWNCA invested more than $25,505,505 into our community.

That's just part of the $2,250,000,000 the community has helped us raise and allocate since 1974.

Investment Details

More than dollars

  • 725 Partners
  • 32,724 Donors
  • 5,500 Volunteers
  • 238,542+ People Impacted
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For more than 40 years, United Way NCA has worked diligently to change the lives of people and families in our local area.

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